Payback is a Bitch – Scamming the Scammers
I’ve occasionally posted the lame scam attemps I’ve received by email. I did not realize that there are actually many people who give it back to these scammers.
419 Eater is a website devoted to stories of scamming the scammers and giving them a taste of their own medicine. Some of the stories make you feel almost sorry for these dumber-than-an-irish-setter scammers who will fulfill the most absurd requests to get their Western Union pay-offs.
419 scams are those typical emails you get – I’m in Nigeria (or some country) and I have 20 million dollars I can’t get out of the country but I want to send it to you, so please please help me I’m an orphan because my parents died and I have no legs and my dog died last night and I want to give you half the 20 million just for doing this for me!
One scammed scammer actually wrote out in his own handwriting a complete Harry Potter book – EVERY PAGE – for a supposed company that would pay him $100 per page for “handwriting samples”.
Now, remember these scammers do prey on the mentally feeble and those poor old souls with the plaque-clogged brains of dementia to make money, so don’t feel too sorry for them.